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Pono Kai Resort

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago Park, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rented a beachfront unit. The unit was superbly appointed. Everything we needed, and more, was available. Your heart will skip a beat every morning when you wake up to the sound of gentle waves and the sight of the ocean right outside your unit. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The only issue we had at... More

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Seattle, Washington
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27 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wife and I, enjoyed ourselfs for 5 nights at this resort, but we noticed it is older and outdated it needs some remolding, the room was huge and spacious. we had fun playing tennis, basketball, mini golf and swimming. The staff were very nice and helpful. The resort is close to everything you need within walking distance. The beach... More

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Antioch, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband I chose to stay at the Pono Kai beginning on August 17th-24th for our honeymoon and were completely disappointed. Although we had a beach view (only positive), the grounds were very underwhelming. It certainly didn't feel like a resort. The rooms were dated and dingy. Our AC unit was clogged and didn’t cool. We called maintenance who came... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Aloha, Sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the Pono Kai Resort. Our vacation rental company manages some condos there, but I don’t believe you stayed in one of the condos we manage. It sounds like most of your issues were with the specific room (A/C, mattress, carpet, etc.). For future stays, if you are not pleased with your... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two rooms, ocean front was amazing. Beautiful views with small beach area. Unit was clean and well maintained. Would have been perfect if it had central air. Only had a room air conditioner in the living room. Had a ceiling fan in bedroom which was fairly comfortable but none of the beachwear dried because of humidity. They do... More

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you stayed in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages, but glad you enjoyed the grounds and location. Many guests comment on the central location of this property on the island, which allows for easy access to explore the whole island! Mahalo, Keith... More

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this on last minute through my Global Discovery Vacation club and could not have been more pleased. The unit was perfect overlooking the ocean giving me a fabulous view from my balcony. Enjoyed every sunrise. The 2 bdr unit in E bldg was spacious and clean. The grounds were very well maintained as well as the pool/jacuzzi. Location was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Staff was so help full. Room was very clean and stocked with cooking supplies all we had to do was buy food. Very lovely view of the ocean and they have a very nice path to walk and see everything. We were able to book all of our actives through staff. Perfect location shops and great restaurants in walking distance.... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed at Pono Kai Resort through our RCI timeshare. We stayed there for a week before heading to Honolulu. The staff, especially the concierge were HELPFUL we did all of our activities through them and enjoyed every single one. We stayed in the building closest to the street which was fine. Noise was not an issue at all. The... More

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California Desert, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Staff was helpful anytime. Clean bath towels every other day. Beach towels were plenty. Grounds are magnificent. Pool perfectly maintained. Bike path was a nice addition. Didn't have an ocean view room, but still a lovely view. Couch and chair in condo could be more comfortable. Will definately stay again and highly recommend just for the location alone. Middle of... More

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Hayward, CA
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have stayed at the Pono Kai many times over the years. It is NOT a fancy 5 star resort. I like the fact that it is a relatively small, quiet older resort situated right on the beach. You have to keep in mind that this complex has private units owned and rented by individuals (many through Marc Resorts). The... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Pono Kai is a most relaxing, laid back resort. The grounds are meticulous and the the staff friendly. I do enjoy the welcome/orientation gathering 2 mornings a week where they promote several activities and also give-aways to lucky winners. Our unit looked out to the ocean. The wide paved path for walking or biking goes for miles and so nice... More

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Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 2.5*
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